Monday, February 16, 2009

Real Love

I hope that everyone who so happen to be in love had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I did not because I don't celebrate that holiday anymore and I don’t think I’ll be involved with it anymore. I now celebrate Singles

Awareness Day with millions of other people who are without a mate around the world. It is so much cheaper and not a lot of headache from running out to the store at the last minute to get someone something they may hate. The whole thing just doesn’t seem as though it’s really worth the trouble.

There are way too many couples out there who wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of having to run from store to store at the last minute once a year if they remember to stay in love the other 364 days out of the year

instead of just one. Instead, why not buy your loved one a card on May 22 or October 4th just because you really love them.

Or possibly get them a box of candy on August 13th only for the reason that you’re sweet on them. Even a major romantic vacation set for the week of June 14th. That is my birthday by the way, so that should be special

enough. If folks need a reason to celebrate, that would be the day to do it. it’s also Flag Day, so you can make it romantic, patriotic and throw me in there as well.

Of course if you truly love someone, then you don't need to be reminded about some stinking day Hallmark, Zales, Russell Stover and the rest of those greedy corporations pimp their wares on television, radio and

now the internet. I didn’t even mention Wal-Mart, Target and the rest of those mega stores once Christmas is over with and somehow in the middle of night like Valentine elves quickly change from Snowmen and reindeer to

Cupid and hearts plastered all over the place, from clothing to kitchenware to car parts.

Some folks may look at me strange, but I don’t really care at this point. I’ve been singe now since 1999 and I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s Day ever since then and I’m fine with that. I’m not going to let some ad agency tell me to fall in love with someone just so I can spend money to buy them junk, especially in this economy. I’ll buy their candy the day after Valentine’s Day. It all becomes half price then.


HouseT said...

I fully support abandoning a holiday that is more likely to end a relationship than it is to start or maintain one. Seriously, it should be called, "National Don't **** This Up Day," because that's about what it amounts to for some people.

And don't worry, grammar sticklers. I totally capitalized the * in ****. Consistency is important to me.

Sam said...

That's why I rewrote it, House. I was trying to bang out an idea for Comp III class and the blog was an easy way to do It. I've been brain dead now for the past few days so it was the only way I could work on it. Thanks for the heads up.

faustina said...

Nice write-up, Sam! I never celebrated feb 14th anyway and see no reason to "buy" into this commercially-driven nonsense. I need to be shown love EVERY day... or what's the point?
with love!